Cheap computing for the masses.
The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you
Country of residence of entrepreneur
Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?
I'm passionate about the issue of making cheap computing accessible as I was interested in computing from a young age and there is a lot of knowledge out there waiting to be tapped into.
About Your Organization
United Kingdom, NGM, Nottingham
Country where this project is creating social impact
United Kingdom, NGM
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The Need: What problem are you trying to solve?
Making computers accessible to all people.
The Solution: What is your solution? Be specific!
Giving raspberry pi's to people in order for them to come up with applications which can then be sold for profit with part of the money going back to the developer.
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities
It makes a difference as it allows those without access to apply and get a cheap computer and then they can use it to program, the computers are cheap enough so that if the person does not come up with something not much is lost.
The Marketplace: Who are your peers and competitors? Identify others also working to address the needs you are and what differentiates you from them. What challenges could these players pose to your success or growth?
Select the stage that best applies to your business
Operating for less than a year
This Entry is about (Issues)
What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?
None as the raspberry pi is yet to be released.
What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?
How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?
Financial sustainability is sold through the development of apps, social and environmental sustainability is addressed by the openess of the project, anyone can apply aslong as they have a good idea, the raspberry pi is also a low power pc.
Awareness & learning
How do you see social entrepreneurship contributing to the improvement of developing countries?
Its better they help themselves so they can innovate and have the wealth of knowledge.
What aspects of your stay in Uganda as part of the competition do you think you will find most challenging and rewarding?
Seeing the benefits will be the most rewarding.